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Hearty Wild Rice Chili

Hearty Wild Rice Chili

The wild rice adds extra texture to this easy slow-cooker chili.

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30 min
Prep Time
07 hrs 30 min
Total Time



1 pound lean ground beef

2 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced

1 medium (1 cup) yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped

1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh garlic

1 (46-ounce) can tomato vegetable juice

1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes

1 cup uncooked wild rice

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

2 (16-ounce) cans spicy chili beans


Sour cream, if desired

Shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook ground beef in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain. Place into 6-quart slow cooker.

  2. STEP 2

    Add all remaining chili ingredients except chili beans; stir well. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7-8 hours or High heat setting 3-4 hours, or until rice is tender. Stir in chili beans during last 10 minutes of cooking.

  3. STEP 3

    Serve with toppings, if desired.

Tip #1

Ground turkey, Italian sausage or chopped chicken can be substituted for the ground beef, or simply leave the meat out for a hearty vegetarian meal!

Nutrition (1 servings)

390 Calories
7 Fat (g)
25 Cholesterol (mg)
1570 Sodium (mg)
60 Carbohydrates (g)
10 Dietary Fiber
22 Protein (g)
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